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Digital photo frame technology has improved but is still a little raw.
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Digital photo frame

Test results for nineteen 8-10inch (20-28cm) digital photo frames priced from $129 to $500 

When CHOICE first set out to test digital photo frames in January 2008, we discovered several flaws in the technology, including poor picture quality, confusing controls and inefficient energy consumption. Nearly three years later, there are improvements in picture quality but we’re still seeing many of the same flaws.

Our assessment panel looks at a series of digital photos that highlight brightness, contrast and colour depth. We found some models bleach a digital photo and some present a warm colour to the screen, but rarely do any give a realistic representation. The frames were scored on their:

  • Picture quality based on colour balance, contrast and skin tone
  • Ease of use of the remote control, onboard and on-screen controls
  • Standby energy consumption

We've also included frames that employ some neat features like printing and wireless connection to your Internet and have commented on the ease of using these features.  To view tests of older models, please visit our 2009 digital photo frame reviews.

For more information on Camera accessories, see Cameras and Camcorders.

Digital photo frame brands and models tested

  • Abit FunFab P80-A1
  • Agfaphoto AF6105MS
  • Aiptek Da Vinci PAV #
  • AV Labs AVL971WiFi
  • AV Labs AVL961B #
  • Digiframe DF-F10411c
  • D-Link DSM-210
  • JCMatthew DPF-BWP10
  • Kaiser Baas Snapshot KBA04023
  • Kodak EasyShare M1020
  • Kodak EasyShare W1020
  • Kodak EasyShare W820
  • Kogan KGNWDPFB8 #
  • LeVision BOPF1000 #
  • Olin DPF-808
  • Samsung SPF-105V
  • Shintaro SHDPF104V3
  • SmartParts SPX8WFEF
  • Sony DPF-V1000

# Discontinued but may still be available in some stores.

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